Rajasthan Royals (RR) had a successful Indian Premier League season as they finished as the runners-up as well. And, youngster Riyan Parag was an integral part as he played every game in the season as well where he scored 183 runs in 17 matches which came at an average of 16.64 and a strike rate of 138.64.
“I am learning a lot. No. 6 and 7 are not easy. People think you just come and hit sixes, there is no tension. But that is not how it works. I played a couple of good innings, and I definitely could have done better. But like I said, there is plenty to learn. I am happy with the position I bat at. I am not too happy with my performance but I think I am glad with my batting position. I want to own No. 6 and 7 position. Only one player has done that in world cricket and that is MS Dhoni. Barring him, no other person comes to mind. I hope to go on that road. Hopefully whatever experience I have gained, I can take it and utilise it the following year,” Riyan Parag told Sports Tak.
While talking about a possible selection to the Indian team, the youngster has stated that he does not deserve a call-up in Team India at the moment and feels that if he plays 6-7 match-winning knocks for RR in the IPL as well.
“I want to win more matches for India. I have won one or two matches but that is not enough. If I can make my team win 6-7 matches on the back of performances, only then I can be in the reckoning. If I get selected in the Indian team probables, I won’t like it myself. I don’t deserve it. In the coming season, I want to win more matches for my team, and that will in turn give me the confidence to perform well,” concluded Riyan Parag.